The following resources and services are provided for the recycling program.
Additional resources will be provided for new schools, new classrooms, renovations or other expansions. Fifty bins per year will also be provided to replace damaged bins. Recycling bins that have been misplaced or used for other purposes by the schools and no longer available for recycling will not be replaced. Schools should contact Daryl Sgroi by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about recycling.
Each school should have a designated recycling coordinator appointed by the principal or assistant principal. This person should be the primary point of contact at the school and knowledgeable about the operation of the recycling program. Principals also should be knowledgeable about the recycling program.
If the dumpster and/or carts are not emptied during a week, the school's recycling coordinator should call Waste Management Inc. directly to report the missed collection. If your beverage container recycling carts are not collected on the designated day, please contact Ken DeCamp or John Bullock of WMI (723-5744 or WinstonOP@wm.com) to request an alternate day service. Please call the same day in order to insure prompt service.
If missed collections continue without an adequate response from WMI, please contact Daryl Sgroi.
Each school should have an 8-cubic-yard dumpster for cardboard and paper. All cardboard should be flattened before it is placed in the dumpster. All paper from the green classroom bins should be deposited in the dumpster.
Each school should have a 14-gallon green bin in every classroom for paper recycling. Additional bins should be placed in areas where a lot of waste paper generated computer labs, workrooms, etc.
Schools are responsible for emptying the green bins into the dumpster as often as necessary.
Once or twice per week, depending on the amount of paper and cardboard generated at each school, the dumpster will be emptied by WMI. The frequency of collection can be changed according to the needs of each school.
Beverage Container Recycling
Schools wishing to recycle beverage containers should be aware of the extra attention required to make this part of the recycling program successful. The potential for adverse sanitation or health issues is greater with beverage container recycling due to the possibility of residual beverage left in the containers and recycling bins. The accumulation of beverage residue could create adverse sanitation or health issues by attracting insects or other organisms. Care should be taken to keep all beverage container recycling bins clean.
20- and/or 32-gallon beverage container recycling bins for use inside the schools will also be provided depending on need. Drum liners should be used for the 20- and 32-gallon beverage container recycling bins in order to minimize the amount of cleaning required. Each school is responsible for supplying drum liners. Use the 96-gallon rolling carts to store the empty beverage containers outside the schools while awaiting collection.
Once filled, the 20- and 32-gallon containers should be emptied into the 96-gallon rolling carts. Drum liners should not be thrown in with beverage containers but instead disposed in the trash. WMI will come once a week to empty the 96-gallon rolling carts. These carts should be placed out for collection by 7 a.m. on collection day and not taken in until 4 p.m. The carts should be placed in an area that is easily accessible by the recycling truck and will not be blocked by cars. Carts that are blocked or otherwise inaccessible will not be serviced that week.
Only EMPTY beverage containers should be placed in the recycling bins. Caps should be removed but it is not mandatory. Rinsing is not required.